From the 8th to 19th August, the WA Guild of China Painters held an exhibition and sale of work in the foyer of Perth's tallest office block, the Central Park Building in the central business district. Demonstrations of porcelain painting were given daily by guest artists and Guild members were in attendance to answer enquiries.
The porcelain was beautifully presented on illuminated glass shelved display stands. The display caught the eye of many people transiting the office tower who took the opportunity to view and admire the exhibits. Members were on hand to field questions from interested members of the public who wished to learn more about this centuries-old art form.
shown above: forget-me-not Dresden vase painted by Anne Blake
Featured work included outstanding examples of modern china painting as well as several historical pieces from the Guild’s ’Collectables’. Many subjects and techniques were represented with work from over twenty individual artists on show.
My own exhibits included pieces featuring West Australian reef fish, a traditionally painted Dresden forget-me-not vase and two pieces from my Cat's at Play design. I also presented china painting demonstrations on four days demonstrating both paint on and wipe-out techniques.
shown below: Anne at the exhibition
shown below: exhibition display cases
Congratulations to the President of the Guild, Irena Kopec for a very well organised event and to all the volunteers who gave so freely of their time and expertise. Many thanks also to Central Park Management for their invitation and invaluable support.
shown below : Mike Blake inspecting the display and exhibits by Anne Blake - WA reef fish collection
shown below : the main lobby at Central Park Building in Perth
shown: pieces from the Cat's at Play design by Anne Blake
All Photographs are © A Blake 2016 unless otherwise stated.